• YOUR PERSPECTIVE: NDP housing mirage: reality vs rhetoric

    YOUR PERSPECTIVE: NDP housing mirage: reality vs rhetoric
    There’s no denying that the housing crisis in British Columbia has reached a critical point under the governance of David Eby and the NDP. Their management of this crippling crisis has been characterized by skyrocketing prices and insufficient housing supply and has been exacerbated by a series of missteps and failures.
    Recent reports have exposed a disturbing pattern of NDP mismanagement at BC Housing, an organization critical to addressing housing issues in the province. The Ernst &
  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued Saturday afternoon for Chilliwack

    Severe thunderstorm warning issued Saturday afternoon for Chilliwack
    CHILLIWACK — Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chilliwack area Saturday afternoon.
    According to a warning issued Saturday afternoon (June 15), Environment Canada said at 3:16 p.m. Saturday that its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, pea to dime size hail and heavy rain. This thunderstorm is located near Yarrow. It is moving northeast at 15 km/h towards Chilliwack.Environment Canada says heavy downpours
  • Second-inning rally leads Toronto Blue Jays past Cleveland Guardians 5-0

    Second-inning rally leads Toronto Blue Jays past Cleveland Guardians 5-0
    TORONTO — George Springer, Addison Barger and Spencer Horwitz all had RBI singles in a second-inning rally as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Guardians 5-0 on Saturday.
    Isiah Kiner-Falefa added an RBI single in the fourth for the Blue Jays (34-36) and Daulton Varsho drove in another run in the fifth.
    Relief pitcher Trevor Richards was Toronto’s “opener,” allowing just a hit and getting one strikeout over 2 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays still haven’t found a
  • Search turns to recovery operation for missing B.C. boater presumed dead

    Search turns to recovery operation for missing B.C. boater presumed dead
    MISSION, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Police and other rescue agencies say they’re still looking for a 37-year-old boater who went missing near Mission, B.C., but local rescue crews say “it’s unlikely he is still alive.”
    RCMP say police responded to Nicomen Slough, about 14 kilometres northeast of Mission, on Friday evening after receiving reports of a boating accident in which two men were thrown into the water.They say the boaters were reportedly doing donuts in a small alu
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  • Italy recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024 after conceding goal after 23 seconds

    Italy recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024 after conceding goal after 23 seconds
    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense.
    Thankfully for the Azzurri, it soon got much better.
    Italy recovered from letting in the quickest goal in the tournament’s 64-year history to beat Albania 2-1 in Dortmund on Saturday in an atmospheric Adriatic derby that immediately threatened an upset.
    Nedim Bajrami thrilled a heavily pro-Albanian crowd at Westfalenstadion by pouncing on
  • Witnesses report pea-sized hail as storm hits parts of B.C.’s south coast

    Witnesses report pea-sized hail as storm hits parts of B.C.’s south coast
    WHITE ROCK, B.C. — Environment Canada says storms tracking over British Columbia’s south coast brought hail to the region today, with one witness reporting pellets the size of large peas blanketing his local streets.
    Meteorologist Yimei Li says the weather agency has received reports about hail from White Rock, South Surrey, North Vancouver and South Vancouver.
    Li says thunderstorms, when combined with cooler-than-normal temperatures, create the right conditions for hail to develop.
  • Dewdney man, 37, presumed dead in boating accident: Mission RCMP

    Dewdney man, 37, presumed dead in boating accident: Mission RCMP
    DEWDNEY — Mission RCMP says a 37-year-old man from Dewdney is missing in what will likely become a recovery mission after a boating accident occurred in the Nicomen Slough shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday night (June 14).
    According to a statement from Mission RCMP spokesperson Corporal Harrison Mohr, two men were in a small flat-bottom aluminum boat, and were reportedly doing donuts in the water when they hit their own wake, ejecting both men from the boat. The passenger of the boat was abl
  • Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.

    Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.
    FORT NELSON, B.C. — Parts of northeastern British Columbia are under rainfall warnings as a narrow band of intense storms moves through the area.
    Environment Canada says about 40 to 50 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in the province’s North Peace River and southern Fort Nelson regions on Saturday.It says a narrow band of heavy rain has developed over the southern Fort Nelson area and Peace River in northern B.C., adding it’s also forecast to bring heavy rain near the Ro
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  • Indiana Republicans upset Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, backing far-right pick

    Indiana Republicans upset Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, backing far-right pick
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans have rejected Sen. Mike Braun’s choice for lieutenant governor, instead nominating a podcasting pastor with far-right views to be his running mate.
    Braun, who is leaving the Senate, endorsed state Rep. Julie McGuire for his running mate when he became the GOP nominee for governor. Indiana delegates usually back the nominee’s chosen running mate without a challenge.But McGuire faced a challenge from Micah Beckwith, who promotes uncompromis
  • Yamal, 16, leads Spain’s new generation to 3-0 win over Croatia at Euro 2024

    Yamal, 16, leads Spain’s new generation to 3-0 win over Croatia at Euro 2024
    BERLIN (AP) — Lamine Yamal became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship as Spain’s new generation brushed aside Croatia’s challenge 3-0 in their opening game on Saturday.
    Yamal, aged 16 years, 338 days, also became the youngest to set up a goal at the tournament when he crossed for Dani Carvajal to score Spain’s third goal before the break.
    The 21-year-old Nico Williams starred on the other flank for Spain, which is going for its fourth European title.
  • Fatal vehicle crash southeast of Quebec City kills 50-year-old man

    Fatal vehicle crash southeast of Quebec City kills 50-year-old man
    MONTREAL — A 50-year-old man has died following a collision on Friday afternoon in Frampton, Que., about 76 kilometres southeast of Quebec City.
    Provincial police say they learned of the crash on Route 275 in the province’s Chaudière-Appalaches region at around 5:15 p.m.
    They say the man swerved out of his lane and collided with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.Both men were taken to hospital.Police spokesperson Ève Brochu-Joubert says the driver of
  • 8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza

    8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said Saturday that eight soldiers were killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months.
    The troops were killed in an explosion, the army said, without elaborating. The deaths will likely fuel calls for a cease-fire and heighten Israeli public anger over ultra-Orthodox exemptions from the military.
    In January, 21 Israeli troops were killed in a single attack by Palestinian militants in Gaza.
    Last month, Israel’s Supr
  • ‘Dismantled’ human smuggling group tied to dead migrants in St. Lawrence River: RCMP

    ‘Dismantled’ human smuggling group tied to dead migrants in St. Lawrence River: RCMP
    MONTREAL — A human smuggling ring recently dismantled by members of the RCMP was connected to the deaths of eight migrants who drowned in the St. Lawrence River while trying to cross illegally into the United States last year.
    Members of two families — four people from India and four of Romanian descent — died in March 2023 while trying to make the crossing in Akwesasne, a First Nations territory that straddles Quebec, Ontario and New York state. Their bodies were pulled from t
  • Mitchell doesn’t believe his running prowess is causing concern for Roughriders

    Mitchell doesn’t believe his running prowess is causing concern for Roughriders
    HAMILTON — He was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ second-leading rusher last week but Bo Levi Mitchell doesn’t believe that’s kept the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive braintrust up at night.
    Mitchell leads Hamilton (0-1) into its home opener against Saskatchewan (1-0) on Sunday night. The veteran quarterback ran for a personal-best 36 yards on three carries in the Ticats’ season-opening 32-24 road loss in Calgary.
    “I highly doubt that Mace (Riders head coac
  • Andreescu marches into final with straight-set semifinal victory at Libema Open

    Andreescu marches into final with straight-set semifinal victory at Libema Open
    ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH — Bianca Andreescu is off to the Libema Open final after a 6-4, 6-2 win over Hungary’s Dalma Galfi on Saturday.
    The Mississauga, Ont., native won 63.6 per cent of her first-serve points and broke on four of her five opportunities.
    She will next face the winner between two-time defending champion Ekaterina Alexandrova and No. 2 seed Liudmila Samsonova from the other semifinal.
    Andreescu defeated four-time Grand Slam title winner Naomi Osaka 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in
  • Canada cricketers miss out on marquee matchup with India due to wet ground conditions

    Canada cricketers miss out on marquee matchup with India due to wet ground conditions
    LAUDERHILL — Canada’s first trip to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ended prematurely Saturday with its final game against top-ranked India abandoned without a ball bowled.
    The match, due to start at 10:30 a.m. ET, was delayed due to wet ground conditions at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium. The umpires called off the contest after inspecting the pitch an hour later.
    Canada’s fate at the tournament had been determined Friday when the U.S.-Ireland game was was
  • Canadiens sign forward Oliver Kapanen to three-year, entry-level contract

    Canadiens sign forward Oliver Kapanen to three-year, entry-level contract
    MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Oliver Kapanen to a three-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.
    Kapanen had 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 51 games playing for KalPa Kuopio in the Liiga in Finland this past season.
    The 20-year-old centre added 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 13 playoff games to be in a five-way tie atop the leaderboard in points and ranking second in goals.
    Kapanen also represented Finland at this year’s world hockey championship, wh
  • Calgary declares state of emergency amid prolonged water main repairs

    Calgary declares state of emergency amid prolonged water main repairs
    The City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency over the city’s constrained water supply on Saturday, a day after officials revealed that work to repair a burst water main is expected to take three to five weeks longer than initially expected.
    Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said she signed the paperwork to declare the emergency on Saturday morning following the investigation of the broken pipe, which uncovered five more areas in need of repairs.
    She said the declaration grants the city
  • Coach Jesse Marsch finalizes Canadian men’s roster for first Copa America appearance

    Coach Jesse Marsch finalizes Canadian men’s roster for first Copa America appearance
    Canada coach Jesse Marsch has finalized his roster for Copa America, finding places for late call-ups Ali Ahmed, Tani Oluwaseyi and Jacen Russell-Rowe in his 26-man squad.
    Missing out are defender Dominick Zator, winger Charles-Andreas Brym and forward Iké Ugbo.
    Marsch and the 49th-ranked Canadian men are in Atlanta preparing for the tournament opener against top-ranked Argentina on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Canada will then complete Group A play against No. 32 Peru on June 25 at
  • Haitian leaders oust police chief and appoint a new one as gang violence claims officers’ lives

    Haitian leaders oust police chief and appoint a new one as gang violence claims officers’ lives
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian leaders on Saturday ousted Frantz Elbé, the beleaguered director of Haiti’s National Police, following months of criticism that he wasn’t doing enough to protect officers under assault by gangs.
    Former Haitian police chief Normil Rameau, who also was dismissed from the post nearly four years ago under a different administration, will once again take the helm of an underfunded and ill-equipped department that only has some 4,000 office
  • Princess of Wales joins royals on Buckingham Palace balcony after cancer diagnosis early this year

    Princess of Wales joins royals on Buckingham Palace balcony after cancer diagnosis early this year
    LONDON (AP) — The Princess of Wales has joined other members of the royal family on a Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of the King’s Birthday Parade.
    The event is Kate’s first public appearance since she was diagnosed with cancer early this year.
    The family and crowds outside the palace are watching a flyby of military aircraft to cap ceremonies marking the monarch’s official birthday
    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.
    LONDON (AP)
  • Alberta First Nation seeks more control over historical resources on lands

    Alberta First Nation seeks more control over historical resources on lands
    An Alberta First Nation in the province’s oilsands region is seeking more control over the traces left by ancestors on their traditional lands.
    “We’d like to manage our historical resources,” said Shaun Janvier of the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, which considers a vast tract of land in northern Alberta its territory.“The archeology is directly linked to the native people in the area. It belongs to us.”
    Chipewyan Prairie is one of the first bands in Alberta
  • Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing man convicted of war crimes over ’88 executions

    Iran and Sweden agree to a prisoner swap freeing man convicted of war crimes over ’88 executions
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden agreed Saturday to a prisoner swap freeing Hamid Nouri, convicted of war crimes by Sweden over mass 1988 executions in the Islamic Republic.It remained unclear who Sweden would be getting released for the swap. Swedish officials did not immediately acknowledge the deal.
    Oman mediated the swap, the state-run Oman News Agency reported. Iranian state television reported Nouri was already freed and would be heading back to Tehran.In 2022, the
  • Gathering commemorates 17 lives lost in western Manitoba bus crash a year ago

    Gathering commemorates 17 lives lost in western Manitoba bus crash a year ago
    DAUPHIN, Man. — A ceremony is set for this afternoon to remember 17 people who died in a bus crash in western Manitoba.
    Families of the victims have been working on a monument, which will be unveiled at a park in the city of Dauphin.
    The bus had 25 people on board and was carrying seniors to a casino near the town of Carberry when it collided with a semi-trailer while crossing the Trans-Canada Highway
    RCMP have said the semi-trailer had the right of way, and their investigation is now in t
  • Florida Panthers can clinch Stanley Cup with Game 4 win over Edmonton Oilers

    Florida Panthers can clinch Stanley Cup with Game 4 win over Edmonton Oilers
    EDMONTON — The Florida Panthers have a chance to make history tonight as they take on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.The Panthers are up 3-0 in the best-of-seven series and looking to win their first championship in franchise history.Florida has effectively shut down Edmonton’s offence so far, keeping superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl from scoring and shutting out the Oilers’ usually potent power play.Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has been
  • Stolen children must be returned, Trudeau says as he departs for Ukraine peace talks

    Stolen children must be returned, Trudeau says as he departs for Ukraine peace talks
    SAVELLETRI DI FASANO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to shine a spotlight on the plight of Ukrainian children abducted by Russia and call for their safe return when he attends a summit dedicated to establishing peace between the two countries later today.
    G7 leaders wrapped up their summit in Italy today, where Canada was heavily involved in a U.S.-led push to use frozen Russian assets to secure a US$50-billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders.
    Canad
  • Montreal Alouettes hold on for 23-20 victory over Edmonton Elks

    Montreal Alouettes hold on for 23-20 victory over Edmonton Elks
    EDMONTON — Walter Fletcher scored a pair of touchdowns and the Montreal Alouettes continued to look solid to start their Grey Cup title defence, emerging with a 23-20 victory over the Edmonton Elks on Friday.
    The Alouettes are now 2-0 to start the season, while the Elks dropped to 0-2.
    Montreal quarterback Cody Fajardo connected on 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 269 yards and two majors.Walter Fletcher added a rushing TD and David Cote kicked a 53-yard field goal for the Als.
    McLeod Bethel
  • Search and rescue operation underway in Mission; 1 person missing as of Friday night

    Search and rescue operation underway in Mission; 1 person missing as of Friday night
    MISSION — Mounties in Mission say a search and rescue operation involving a boating accident is underway in Mission Friday evening (June 14).According to a brief statement from the Mission RCMP detachment at 8:46 p.m., Mounties say Mission Search and Rescue, Mission Fire Rescue Service, B.C. EHS paramedics and Mission RCMP are currently in the area of Dewdney Bridge, east of Mission for a boating accident.Police say a small boat reportedly overturned shortly before 6:30 p.m.One of the occu
  • Doncic scores 29, Mavericks roll past the Celtics 122-84 to avoid a sweep in the NBA Finals

    Doncic scores 29, Mavericks roll past the Celtics 122-84 to avoid a sweep in the NBA Finals
    DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving added 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks emphatically extended their season on Friday night, fending off elimination by beating the Boston Celtics 122-84 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
    The Mavs’ stars were done by the end of the third quarter, with good reason. It was all Dallas from the outset, the Mavs leading by 13 after one quarter, 26 at the half and by as many as 38 in the third before both sides
  • Will Brennan’s home run helps Cleveland Guardians past Toronto Blue Jays 3-1

    Will Brennan’s home run helps Cleveland Guardians past Toronto Blue Jays 3-1
    TORONTO — Will Brennan’s solo home run in the fourth inning helped the Cleveland Guardians to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
    Daniel Schneemann had an RBI double in the second and Andres Gimenez drove in another run with a single in the fifth for Cleveland (44-23).
    Logan Allen (7-3) only gave up three hits for a run, striking out three, over five innings. Relievers Cade Smith, Scott Barlow, Sam Hentges, Hunter Gaddis and Emmanuel Clase preserved Allen’s win. It

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